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Lutheran High School
of St. Charles County

Fall Sports Parent Meeting


We look forward seeing you at Lutheran High School on Tuesday, August 19 in the LHS gymnasium for our annual fall sports meeting.  The doors will open at 6:00 pm for you to come and pick up schedules, sign up for your concessions/gate duty, purchase LHS spirit wear, purchase an all-sport pass, and many other things.  The meeting will begin promptly at 6:30 pm.
Several important reminders…

1.  Pre-season parent video - Prior to the meeting, if you have not had the chance yet, please view the pre-season parent video:  http://lutheranhighstcharles.com/parents/mshsaa-athletic-video/

2.  MSHSAA concussion video - Prior to the meeting, if you have not had the chance yet, please view the MSHSAA/NFHS parent video:  https://www.mshsaa.org/SportsMedicine/

3.  Concessions/Gate duty -  A reminder that all fall sports families (Cheer, Cross Country, Football, Girls Golf, Poms, Boys Soccer, Girls Softball, Boys Swimming, Volleyball) will choose two sessions in the concessions stand or at the gate during our fall contests.  The funds that are raised through concessions and ticket sales will help pay for the tools necessary to provide the best academic and athletic experiences for all LHS students.  To sign up for concessions/gate duty, please use this link http://vols.pt/UnhoPL
4.  Sports Pass - Last year, our AAA Conference has adopted a new admission policy.  Adults are $5.  Students (1st grade through HS) will be $3 (LHS students are admitted free with student ID to home games).   We will again be selling the pass for athletic events in 2014-2015.  This will become even a better deal for families attending multiple sports at LHS.  The cost for the pass for ALL events in 2014-2015 is $125.  The pass will be good for all regular season contests.  A reminder that the pass is NOT good for tournament games at LHS.  Passes will be available at the Fall Sports Meeting on August 19.
5.  Pictures - A reminder that our fall sports pictures will be taken on Wednesday, August 20.  Picture order forms are available in the LHS office, the activities office, or can be downloaded on the website.
What to expect at the meeting….

Following several brief remarks and an introduction of our coaching staff, parents will be dismissed to attend the sport-specific meetings in the following locations:

Softball – Library
Volleyball – Gym (east side of the gym)
Pom – 206
Cheer -  207
Cross Country – 103
Soccer – Commons
Football – Gym (west side of the gym)
Girls Golf – 106
Boys Swimming – 107

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, August 19 @ 6:30 pm in the LHS gymnasium.

LHS Performance Program


Mission:  To develop championship caliber, multi-sport athletes with an emphasis on year-round training.

Dustin Weber, our new strength and conditioning coach, will begin workouts for all athletes who are not playing a fall sport on Monday, August 18.  Performance sessions will run 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Mondays through Thursdays.  It is the expectation that all winter and spring athletes will attend these workouts.

All athletes, please plan on attending the orientation to the program on Monday at 2:45 pm in the gym.  

The Lutheran High School Strength and Conditioning/Performance Program is designed to provide our student-athletes the following:  a program that is committed to developing athletes into champions in their respective sports; to provide every athlete with the very best evidenced-based exercise programs; a program dedicated to improving our athletes strength, speed, agility, power, and flexibility; to develop team bonding, leadership, mental toughness, and discipline through rigorous physical and mental test; and to properly educate our athletes on the importance of rest, injury prevention, and nutrition. 

Further, LHS and our individual 22 athletic programs have worked hard creating a unified culture of performance training.  Creating a unified program that has the support of physical education staff, coaches, and athletes is a key to building the best possible performance program. Confusion and doubt will exist if coaches from different sports recommend different styles of training. Educating coaches and athletes is key in achieving program unification. The head performance coach will work closely with the coaching staffs of each sport to develop a program appropriate for the athletes participating in that sport.

To that end, the LHS performance philosophy centers on creating an atmosphere that allows each student-athlete to maximize their potential and achieve the highest level of athletic development possible while learning skills and values that will help them maintain a healthy lifestyle in the future. 

Program Objectives:

1.  Provide a safe, competitive, energetic and positive training environment
2.  Decrease chances of injury through conditioning and exercises that ensure muscle balance and flexibility
3.  Enhance balance and stability through functional training using sport specific exercises
4.  Educate athletes in proper training techniques and weight room protocols
5.  Instill an appreciation of hard work and commitment in LHS athletes

Primary Goals of the LHS Performance Program: 

1.  Glorify God in our training, words, and actions
2.  Stimulate positive physiological adaptations 
3.  Improve confidence and mental toughness 
4.  Intensity under coach’s supervision
5.  Progression and Recording Data
6.  A Variety of Total Body Training 
7.  Reduce the likelihood and severity of injury

LHS Hires New Basketball Coach


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Lutheran High School is proud to announce the hiring of Mark Hingst as our head boys varsity basketball coach for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.  Coach Hingst brings a wealth of knowledge of the game, experience working with young people as a coach of 25+ years, a strong history of developing young men into athletes, and an incredible ability to connect with young people as a coach.

Coach Hingst graduated from the University of St. Louis in 1978 with degree in Chemistry.  He the attended University of Missouri, Columbia and earned a degree in biochemistry before graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1984 and receiving a Family Medicine degree from the University of Illinois in 1987.  Dr. Hingst has been happily married to Susan since 1982.  They have two sons who are graduates of Lutheran High, Ben (wife, Heather) and Brian (wife, Anna), as well as one grandson, Noah.  Currently, Mark works as a Family Physician for the SSM Medical Group in St. Peters, MO.

Over the past 25+ years “Doc” has been one of the biggest fans, supporters, and loyal followers of Cougar Athletics, specifically the basketball program.  His service to Lutheran High School, the students, the countless hours of volunteerism and donation of his time, talents and treasures, demonstrate his dedication, selflessness, and commitment to the basketball program.

According to Principal, Jon Bernhardt, “Dr. Mark Hingst has served Lutheran High School faithfully for 25 years.  His unquestionable dedication, selflessness, and commitment to the basketball program is demonstrated daily in his work with students, families, and fellow coaches. Dr. Hingst has been, and continues to be, a positive Christian role model for our community. Lutheran High is blessed to have him developing the potential of today’s youth into tomorrow’s leaders.”

We look forward to the upcoming 2014-2015 season!

LHS Announces New Soccer Coach


Lutheran High is  proud to announce Mr. Michael Wilhite as our new head men’s and women’s soccer coach at Lutheran High School.  Mike brings a wealth of knowledge of the game and experience working with young people as a coach.

Mike is a graduate of St. Dominic High School, where he was a four-year starter on the Crusader’s state championship soccer team.  He then played at Maryville University and earned a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Following his playing days, he was an assistant coach at Duchesne and at St. Dominic, helping both programs win several state championships, while earning his United States Soccer Federation National “D” License. Currently, Mike works in the early childhood center in the Kirkwood School District.  He and his family reside in St. Charles County.  

Andrew Nelson (men’s) and Allison Patton (women’s) will assist Coach Wilhite next year with the programs.  We are excited to add Coach Wilhite to our coaching staff and retain Coaches Nelson and Patton, who both can continue to capitalize on our success and growth of the LHS soccer program!

Athletic Reminders


MSHSAA Pre-Participation Physicals – You must turn in your physical for the 2014-2015 school year prior to Monday, August 4.  You will not be permitted to practice until you have this done.  A reminder that you also need to have at least 14 practices prior to a competition, so be sure to get that in to Mrs. Wilson in the office.  You can get a form at the LHS office or they can be downloaded under the athletic tab on our website.
Dead WeekReminder that our activity dead week runs from Saturday, June 28 through Sunday, July 6, 2014.  During these 9 days, there will be absolutely NO sport related activities.  This includes games, open gyms, summer league games, weight lifting, conditioning etc.  Because many families plan vacations around this week, the LHS coaching staff would like to let you know that the dead week for 2015 will be Saturday, June 27 through Sunday, July 5.  Feel free to schedule vacations for this week next summer as well.
Locker Clean-Out - Following the end of our summer camps, our janitorial staff will clean out both the boys and the girls team locker rooms.  All items in left in the lockers will be taken Goodwill.  Please make sure that you get into the locker room and clean out your locker in the next two weeks.  The locker rooms will be cleaned out during our dead week, June 30 through July 4, 2014.
Nike/Lids Fall Order – A reminder (please see the email sent last week) that the fall sports Nike/Lids spirit and team gear just started.  As you know, we are using Lids Team Sports as our Nike supplier for 2014-2015.  All sales will be done online…..there will be no forms to turn in to the coaches, nor will the office accept any. The sale for all fall sports began on Friday, June 20 and continue until Sunday, June 29.  No late orders will be accepted.  Please be advised, if your son/daughter is planning on playing this fall, there will be no further orders made.
Fall Sports Start Date – All Fall sports practices will begin on Monday, August 4th. A complete listing of times and locations will be available on our website in mid-July.  Further, please see our website for contact information for our fall coaching staff and sponsors.  Please contact them directly with any questions regarding our programs at LHS.  Schedules for the fall are posted on our website…please be advised that some of the dates/times may change over the summer.  A firm schedule will be made available in early August.
Athletic Fee – Please be reminded that the athletic fee for our fall sports is due one week before practices begin on August 4th.  Fees are due by Monday, July 28.  More information will be send in mid-July.  For complete details, please see the “About Us” tab on the Athletic website http://lutheranhighstcharles.com/athletics/about-us/.
Summer Activities Office Hours – For the next six weeks, the Activities Office will be open on Monday and Thursday from 9 am to 1 pm. If you need anything, do not hesitate to call (636) 928-5100 extension 230 and speak with Mrs. Leppien.  Or, you may email at athletic@lhssc.org.  If you need to contact Mr. Kuhlmann in an emergency, please call his cell phone at (314) 497-3014.

Letterman Jacket Patch Orders


If you are interested in ordering patches for your lettermen jackets, now is the time to do it.  Patches are for All-Conference, All-District, All-State performers or when a team wins the AAA Conference, MSHSAA Districts, or State Championship.  If you want to order one and have it delivered to LHS, the cost per patch is $20.  Visit the athletic website to download the form 

http://lutheranhighstcharles.com/athletics/files/2012/07/Lutheran-St-Charles-Patch-Order-Form-New.pdf

then return to  Jana in the Athletic Office at athletic@lhssc.org for an order form or visit her in the athletic office to get a copy.  

Checks can be made payable to LHS.   Order Deadline extended to Wednesday, June 18. 

Girls Soccer Season Ends in Quarterfinals


The Lady Cougar Soccer team finished their 2014 season on May 31st against the Lady Pioneers of Duchesne High School, the eventual State Champions.

A BIG thank you to our Seniors this year – J. Skerston, B. Schmelder, N. Masters, & A. Chiu.  You will be missed.

 

Soccer Seniors

Summer Performance Sessions


J Monday, June 2, we begin our summer performance sessions for all athletes.  These sessions are intended for both male and female athletes involved in any sport that we offer at LHS.  Please meet in the school lobby and the coaching staff will direct you where to go.  Athletes should wear comfortable athletic clothing. Workouts will take place on the track, the turf field, and in the weight room.

The following coaches will be facilitating the workouts each day:

  • Monday – 8:30 to 10:00 am – Dave Steinbacher and Jim Clark
  • Tuesday – 8:30 to 10:00 am – Brad Schenck and Jon Bernhardt
  • Wednesday – 8:30 to 10:00 am – Erin Luttschwager and Dave Viviano
  • Thursday  - 8:30 to 10:00 am- Jon Bernhardt
  • Friday – Closed

Click the items below for more information on the training sessions.

Cougar Performance Summer Session 1

Cougar Performance Warmup

Cougar Speed and Agility Descriptions

Notes for Session 1

Speed and Agility Session 1

LHS Seeking New Boys Basketball Coach


Lutheran High School is seeking applications and accepting resumés for the position of head varsity boys basketball coach for the 2014-2015 school year.  If you are interested or have any potential candidates, please contact Doug Kuhlmann, Activities Director at DKuhlmann@lhssc.org or at (314) 497-3014.